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COVID-19: Kerala Police HQ shut for 2 days for sanitisation

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) The Kerala Police headquarters here has been closed for Saturday and Sunday after three coronavirus cases was reported on the premises, official sources said.

An official, on the condition of anonymity, told IANS that though the HQ was to remain closed in normal course on the week-end, it was decided to use the two days to sanitise the complex that has over 650 staff.

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“For these two days, only the very bare minimum staff will report for work so that the sanitisation can be completed quickly. From Monday onwards, things will be back to normal,” said the official.

In the past one week, two police officials and one ministerial staff have tested corona positive, following which it was decided to close the HQ for two days.

Police chief Loknath Behra has announced that all police officials above the age of 50 will now not be posted for Covid duty.

–IANS

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